08-06-2015, 12:24 PM
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  • refles
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Recently, I emailed Mark regarding Simpson's policy on re-knotting brushes that were not Simpson turned handles and received a positive reply of yes regarding this service. So off went 2 beautifully machined BSB brushes to Mark and his highly skilled team. My only request to Mark was to make awesome (good description, right?)  and outfit the handles with something he would enjoy using, simply meaning, he would have full autonomy to the design of the knot as I fully trust him to know better than I do how to balance a knot to a handle.

What came back was one SiLVERTiP and Manchurian brush which exceed my already high expectations of Simpson brushes in terms of overall knot fit, feel and aesthetics. These knots feel and look is really exceptional, as beautiful as all the Simpson brushes are, but to know the knots were constructed to match these handles is what makes them that much more unique.

Its been said countless times and will probably continue to be repeated for the foreseeable future.... Mark, a big thank you to you and the exceptionally skilled craftsmen and women you have in taking an already special set of handles to another level that is simply exquisite. 

now for some photos...... (sorry in advance, I may have gotten carried away w/ the picture taking Biggrin )
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Top of the knot shots 
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Manchurian...
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SiLVERTiP...
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And of course...the BSB for creating the handle to allow for this outstanding combination.
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 08-06-2015, 12:37 PM
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Beautiful, got yourself a couple of awesome brushes there

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 08-06-2015, 12:42 PM
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Those are beautiful brushes.  Thanks for sharing.

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 08-06-2015, 01:01 PM
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GROSVENOR LE Laughing1

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 08-06-2015, 01:35 PM
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  • Rob W
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Look like some wonderful knots in those BSB handles. Are those the Al or Ti handles?

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 08-06-2015, 01:46 PM
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(08-06-2015, 01:35 PM)Rob W Wrote: Look like some wonderful knots in those BSB handles. Are those the Al or Ti handles?

Thanks.. the Aluminum has the two band and the Titanium has the Manchurian

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 08-06-2015, 02:02 PM
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Just wow. Fantastic brushes.

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 08-06-2015, 02:20 PM
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Juan turns absolutely beautiful handles. I have the aluminum myself and I love it

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 08-06-2015, 02:54 PM
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Amazing !!!! Beautiful, Job well done by simpson. Enjoy!

What is the knot size on silver tip?


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 08-06-2015, 03:02 PM
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Holy Moly…. really nice.

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 08-06-2015, 03:06 PM
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  • refles
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Thanks all for the kind words.. the handle alone an amazing piece of shaving hardware. 


@ Mustafa... the knot sizes are

Silvertip 25.6x51mm
Manchurian 25.3x52mm

The ratios are spot on 2:1, can't be happier

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 08-06-2015, 03:07 PM
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Congratulations on two beautiful and truly unique brushes.

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 08-06-2015, 03:43 PM
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Can you share the link for the Simpson Re-knotting Service?

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 08-06-2015, 03:51 PM
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(08-06-2015, 03:43 PM)cosmicshaver Wrote: Can you share the link for the Simpson Re-knotting Service?

Just have to contact Mark at Simpson .. there isn't a link to the details, he's just mentioned it before somewhere on this forum that they offer that.

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 08-06-2015, 04:14 PM
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Those are very lovely brushes.

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 08-06-2015, 04:23 PM
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Beautiful brushes, Fabian! I hope you enjoy them, my friend!  Thumbup

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 08-06-2015, 10:14 PM
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Great looking brushes.  Congrats on those fantastic knots.

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 08-06-2015, 10:57 PM
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Simply amazing. Enjoy!

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 08-07-2015, 12:50 AM
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Those are beautiful! I love the look of the Silvertip knot...stunning!

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 08-07-2015, 06:48 AM
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(08-06-2015, 04:14 PM)primotenore Wrote: Those are very lovely brushes.

(08-06-2015, 04:23 PM)celestino Wrote: Beautiful brushes, Fabian! I hope you enjoy them, my friend!  Thumbup

(08-06-2015, 10:14 PM)Jovan Wrote: Great looking brushes.  Congrats on those fantastic knots.

(08-06-2015, 10:57 PM)Badger Wrote: Simply amazing. Enjoy!

(08-07-2015, 12:50 AM)Crag Wrote: Those are beautiful! I love the look of the Silvertip knot...stunning!

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Thanks all for the kind words.. I can't be more delighted with the results!

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